Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek stops a shot by Vladimir Tarasenko during Thursday night's game at Scottrade Center. (Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

By Rob Rains

Some changes might be coming to the Blues’ forward lines after another lackluster offensive performance on Thursday night at Scottrade Center.

For the fourth time in their last five games, the Blues were held to one goal in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout.

“I think we’ve got to look at everything right now,” said coach Ken Hitchcock after the game. “We’ve got to look at combinations, what’s working, what’s not working, what we need to get more from. You can’t keep living on scoring chances. You’ve got to finish at the end of the day.”

The Blues’ lone goal came from defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk early in the second period, and actually went in the net off the skate of the Red Wings’ Frans Nielsen. In their two games this week at home, Shattenkirk has scored both of the Blues’ goals. They had 32 shots on goal, including 14 in the first period, but that total did not mean a lot to Hitchcock.

“We’re scoring one goal and getting points, that’s incredible,” Hitchcock said. “That’s a hell of a feather in these guys’ cap, to score one goal and get points. You’re going to have to score more goals and have to finish your chances. I don’t think we’re creating the second and third chances that we normally do. The scoring chances seem to be one and done right now.”

The game was tied at 1 after regulation because of a shorthanded goal by Nielsen midway through the second period. He was able to skate around Shattenkirk and get a shot past goalie Jake Allen.

“I think Jake felt like he had to honor the backdoor pass, but it was a great move by him to look like he was going behind the net and stuff it,” Shattenkirk said. “If I could read that a little better and have my speed better hopefully I can get a stick on it.”

In the shootout, the Blues got a goal from their first shooter, Alexander Steen, but then were blanked by goalie Petr Mrazek on their next seven chances. The Red Wings eventually won the game in the eighth round of the shootout on a goal from Henrik Zetterberg.

“My job is to stop the puck, that’s the way shooouts go sometimes,” said goalie Jake Allen. “Sometimes you are 3-for-3 and sometimes 0-for-10. You’re not going to win them all, but it’s a tough way to go down.”

The Red Wings, who have won their last six games, also have put together a string of success recently in St. Louis. They have now won their last five games at Scottrade Center, and have not lost to the Blues there since Jan. 19, 2013.

NOTES: The Blues activated Jori Lehtera from injured reserve and inserted him onto the line with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko, playing left wing. Lehtera had missed the last four games because of a concussion. To make room for Lehtera, the Blues placed forward Magnus Paajarvi on waivers. If he is not claimed by another team, Paajarvi will be assigned to Chicago of the AHL. Scottie Upshall and Carl Gunnarsson were healthy scratches for the Blues. ... Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo replaced Gunnarsson but he suffered an undisclosed injury during the second period. Hitchcock said more will be known about his status on Friday … The Blues will host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.